Jammu: Having become the first to receive night parking permission at Jammu airport, GO FIRST (formerly known as GoAir)on Friday said the airline was delighted at the development.
“We are delighted at this development. We would like to thank the authorities for their kind consideration and will continue our commitment to the development of J&K,” Kaushik Khona, Chief Executive Officer, GO FIRST said.
On Thursday GO FIRST was accorded approval for night parking at Jammu airport from Airport Authority of India (AAI), becoming the first airline to receive the permission.
Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir made the announcement at an official event, allowing one Airbus A320neo aircraft to be parked at Jammu airport.
“This is a significant development for the union territory as the night parking permission will facilitate better flight operations from the region,” the CEO said and added, “We believe that GO FIRST has been instrumental in the development of air travel to and from J&K.
GO FIRST operated the first night flight from Jammu following its successful operations of the first night flight from Srinagar.
GO FIRST is the only airline appointed for the cargo movement of Horticultural perishable and agricultural produce of J&K Horticulture Products – the state-owned company.
The first flight for night parking was received by Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor in the august presence of Prakash Ranjan Thakur, Principal Secretary Civil Aviation, Industries and Commerce; AOC IAF G S Bhullar, Sanjeev Garg, Airport Director; Mahesh Kumar, CASO; Manjeet Singh, IOC Manager; Kapil Tickoo, BCAS Coordinator; Khurshid, Terminal Manager AAI; COO IAF, Group Captain Sandeep Singh; Yogesh Mishra, Assistant Commandant CISF; Mukesh Singh, ADGP Jammu Zone.
Founded as GoAir, GO FIRST, which was recently rebranded from GO AIR, is the aviation foray of 285-year-old Wadia Group that comprises leading brands including 150-year-old Bombay Burmah, 140-year-old Bombay Dyeing, 102-year-old Britannia Ltd., 67-year-old National Peroxide Limited, a nine-year-old Bombay Realty.